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, and san francisco city attorney, along with chief justice john roberts' lesbian cousin, a san francisco woman, hoping to marry her partner. >> many people in the bay area are paying close attention. same-sex marriage advocates make their feelings known loud and clear. abc7 news reporter kira klapper is live at san francisco city hall. kira? >> kristen, good morning to you. supporters of marriage for same-sex couples will be here as the supreme court hears the historic case on the heels of a huge march last night, the largest at castro and market street, the largest in years. we had video. you can seat marchers went through market street to the steps of city hall where we are now. the rallying cries of marchers were louder and several thousand joined the march, escorted by police. on the eve of today's hearing, this is the clear message to the woman cindy wants to marry. >> it is real deal. traditions are not just for straight people. i want to get married. i hope she says yes and the supreme court says yes. we will be there. >> two women from berkeley and two men from burbank are the co
this all began back in 2004 in san francisco. on the annual freedom to marry day, a day when gay and lesbian couples across the state applied for marriage licenses knowing they would be fund away. in 2004 the city clerk was told not to turn away the same-sex marriage couples and she the licenses. i was at city hall and it was chaos but joy office -- but joy office chaos. this said this action in motion and now two of the plaintiffs are a lesbian couple from berkeley and the other couples are gay men from southern california. we saw them go inside just a little bit ago. i am privileged to have a seat inside the supreme court. we are not allowed to tweet? there so you are going to have to wait for my live report tonight on abc7 news. live in washington, dc, outside the supreme court, this morning for abc7 news. >> she will be inside and will report back after the historic arguments on abc7 news going at 4:00 this afternoon. >> california lt. governor, attorney general hairharris will be at the supreme court all played a role in the same-sex marriage movement. chief justice john rob
-1-1. san francisco police say the woman refused to identify herself. they say the rifle she had actually belonged to the residents of the house. it was not loaded and there was a trigger lock on it. in san francisco, abc7 news. >> the san francisco police department is on alert after a high-powered rifle was stolen from a police car. many officers carry shotguns and rifles in their vehicles while on regular patrol. a member of the sfpd tells abc7 news the ar-15 was taken from an unmarked vehicle like this car. detectives don't know if the thieves broke into the car looking specifically for the rifle, but they point out the ar-15 was properly secured. >>> we have a change of weather ahead. rain is ahead and now to leigh glaser on what is happening right now. >> you are exactly right. it has been some time since we have seen measurable rainfall. parts of the bay area saw a few sprinkles this morning. live doppler 7hd is sweeping live and not picking up any returns at all. we are in a break right now. the current temperatures are starting to cool down. this is a live shop looking toward coi
news in san francisco, police are at the scene of a shooting involving two locations. one is south of market, the other is in the city's financial district. news chopper 2s is over the scene not long after shots rang out just after 4:00. a man in his 30s was shot in the torso. the driver was not hurt and drove to market and davis where he then flagged some help. the victim was taken to san francisco general with life threatening injuries. police say the shooter who took off running is still at large. >>> san jose police say an elderly man who was reported missing early last month was found stabbed to death in his apartment today. we first told you last week how police were looking for 69-year- old stanley jacobson who suffered from dementia. jacobson's family found his body just before noon today. a suspect has been arrested but there is no other information at this time. >>> coming up, a quick break from the rain but more wet weather is on its way. i'm using storm tracker 2 isolates spots where the rain is falling tonight. >> but first, a cyclists fatal crash with a pedestrian. wh
do not have a suspect. >>> in san francisco, police believe a homeless man was sleeping on top of an elevator when he was crushed. his body found last night in the elevator shaft at the montgomery bart station. >>> and in san francisco, police now say the woman who held off officers with a shotgun and a hatchet for hours after breaking into a home was high on bath salts. the ordeal happened march 3rd at a home in the 2800 block of lyon street. s.w.a.t. officers negotiated with her for more than two hours before she surrendered. she faces burglary charges. >>> a series of ads is coming to a muni bus near you. and they have people asking, are they hate speech or free speech? kpix 5's mike sugerman is in san francisco with a look at the ads being bought by a group called the american freedom defense initiative. >> reporter: liz, bus ads will be up for the next four weeks and you might not even have noticed them except the opposition to these ads is making a big deal about them. >> reporter: the point of advertising is to get your message heard
, who was married in san francisco in 2008 -- >> even my husband's even cried over it. it's just awful. and it's just not fair. >> reporter: fairness and equality is what he is looking for from a supreme court decision. >> i've been with my husband, it'll be 18 years in august. if anybody tells me that my marriage is any less than a heterosexual marriage, i'd disagree completely. just look at my life. >> reporter: protectmarriage.com is one of the groups who fought hard for proposition 8 in 2008 banning gay marriage. the push for prop 8 started after some 4,000 same-sex couples flooded san francisco's city hall to tie the knot in 2004. in a statement released today, the group says that there's no denying that 41 states define marriage as between a man and a woman. their statement went on to say, we are confident that the case we presented today will affirm that same-sex marriage is but a social experiment that needs no special protection by or recognition from the united states supreme court. california lieutenant governor gavin newsome was mayor of san francisco when he allowed same-s
moriarty, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> police in south san francisco searching for a serial arsonist. police say three fires were deliberately set saturday night and sunday morning in orange park and near el camino real. they were all quickly put out. they caused very little damage. if you have any information, get in contact with san francisco police. >>> this is a pivotal week for people on both sides of the gay marriage debate. the supreme court will hear arguments on two same-sex marriage cases including proposition 8, california's ban on gay marriage. brian flores joins us with a local couple right in the middle of the debate. >> reporter: after years being denied the right to marry, a local couple says now is the time for the u.s. supreme court to overturn proposition 8. we recently talked to the couple. they are the plaintiffs in the debate over prop 8. on tuesday, the u.s. supreme court is scheduled to hear their case, otherwise known as holyingsworth verses perry. they've been together for 14 years and have raised three boys. >> family, it
this morning. kpix 5 reporter cate caugiran here in san francisco where a special mass is scheduled at 8:00. >> reporter: the last time we were here we were celebrate the pope benedict. today's mass is about new beginnings. san francisco's archbishop cordileone will be presiding over today's mass. the focus is on the selection of the new pope as the conclave kicks off. some bay area catholics tell us what they want to see in a new pope. >> i think the church needs a reformist and somebody who can crackdown on what the church teaches. >> reporter: the majority of catholics surveyed say the church is out of touch with its members. 54% want a pope with more liberal outlook. 19% say they want to keep in line with benedict and 18% say they want the new pope to be conservative. of those survived the poll says catholics don't want age and experience but youth and change. live in san francisco, kpix 5. >> we have continuing coverage of the change at the vatican this week including a san francisco cardinal's reaction. a gallery of pope benedict's service.
. >>> police in south san francisco searching for a serial arsonist. police say three fires were deliberately set saturday night and sunday morning in orange park and near el camino real. they were all quickly put out. they caused very little damage. if you have any information, get in contact with san francisco police. >>> this is a pivotal week for people on both sides of the gay marriage debate. the supreme court will hear arguments on two same-sex marriage cases including proposition 8, california's ban on gay marriage. brian flores joins us with a local couple right in the middle of the debate. >> reporter: after years being denied the right to marry, a local couple says now is the time for the u.s. supreme court to overturn proposition 8. we recently talked to the couple. they are the plaintiffs in the debate over prop 8. on tuesday, the u.s. supreme court is scheduled to hear their case, otherwise known as holyingsworth verses perry. they've been together for 14 years and have raised three boys. >> family, it's an important struggle. there's been sacrifice. at the same time, it's a hug
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out of her san francisco performance. nbc bay area joins us in san francisco with the details. >> reporter: the staff here at yoshi's say michelle shocked had to pull the plug on michelle shocked show and it's the first time they've ever pulled a plug only a show. they say she's not welcomed back here and will not be getting paid after she stood on the stage and delivered a hate speech. ♪ there must be 50 different i. ways to loathe your loverer ♪ >> a fan posted this video on youtube. the singer song writer is at an occupy wall street rally singing out against banks. tonight, people around the world are speaking out against michelle shock. yoshi pulled the plug on the 51-year-old's show last night when she launched into a hateful homofo homophobic rant. ingly. >> yeah, you heard me right. >> lisa says the stunned audience reacted quick quickly. >> shouts from the audience members, please, stop. >> staff did their best to quickly silence the hate. >> turn on the lights. turn off the microphone and please get her off the stage. this cannot happen anywhere, especially in thi
and requested a towboat. but rough sees kept it from reaching them. >>> san francisco state students celebrated arbor day by planting trees in their neighborhoods. the event was part of the week long celebration for the university's new president. they planted trees along junipero serra boulevard with help from the city department of public works. >> they care about the environment and the beauty of trees and you know what? we're all trying to make san francisco look better every day. >> arbor day is actually arbor week in california. it kicked off two days ago. >>> scammed out of a trip to the halfiest place on earth. a woman -- the happen yost place on earth. a woman caught selling bogus tickets and how police caught her. >> a local project helping teens in need go to the prom. >>> good evening, what a spot- on seasonal day we had across the bay area. that's a look from dublin, where today it was 68 degrees. currently, 60. now the day that will pan out to be th warmest. the forecast is coming up. save up to 40% on closeout sets from beautyrest
going to dublin. >> we're also following a story out of san francisco where a body was found in the montgomery bart station. kron fours will tran is live at the scene. >> we understand that bart service is unaffected correct? the bart station behind the buses is moving along fine. you will not have to worry. i just got done talking to a firefighters responded to the accident last night. he is wondering how this person managed to get on top of the elevator at get crushed. >> here is video of the authorities they arrive at 930 last night. it was so gruesome it took two hours for the authorities to finally remove the person. >> it happen when a man got into the elevator from the muni level he hit a button to go up on the way up here is a crutch. turns out it was a homeless man. if they stop the elevator. they found some items on top of the elevator and still working on whether to see if the items belonged to him. they're not releasing his identity. how he got there is a mystery to firefighters. >> maybe he crawled man. maybe had been there for quite some time. investigators want
of today's hearing, thousands of people marched and rally in san francisco. the march started at castro and market streets at about 6:30 p.m. last night. activists said that they're optimistic that altman ruling of the supreme court will go in their favor. especially now that a new poll finds that the majority of americans are supporting same-sex marriage. >> i feel that this momentum is happening across the country. in support of ella jean bt residents and many bay area cities and elsewhere, the rainbow flag is expected to be on for today and tomorrow at the city halls of san leandro, berkeley, oakland, hayward, alameda and san francisco. here is a look at what will be happening at the hearing today. >> first, the backers of proposition that will get 30 minutes to argue for the ban on same-sex marriage. then the opponents of proposition a, which will be the attorneys for the couples that filed the original challenge, will get with the minister argued that the ban is unconstitutional. the final 10 minutes are reserved for the u.s. solicitor general who will argue against proposition 8 o
caugiran is here in san francisco where a special mass is scheduled at 8 a.m. >> reporter: the last time we were here for a special mass was celebrating pope benedict. san francisco's archbishop will be presiding over today's special mass as many bay area catholics await a conclave decision. the focus is going to be on the selection of the new pope as the conclave kicks off. kpix 5 spoke with some bay area catholics who say what they want in the new pope. >> a reformist and crackdown on what the kristian really teaches. >> reporter: a cbs news poll shows the majority of the catholics say the church is out of touch with its members and now catholics are looking for a leader who can modernize the church. 54% say they want a pope with more liberal teachings. 19% want to keep in line with benedict's traditional catholic values and 18% want the new pope to be conservative. out of those surveyed this time, catholics aren't looking for someone with experience and age but they are looking for someone with youth and new ideas. live inch is, cate caugiran,
francisco and san mateo county supervisors before any gun show could go on. >> that's right and this morning, i sat down with him and asked him point-blank if this is aimed at a ban or not. >> we're not trying to ban anything. we're saying as governor brown repeated throughout his administration, keep the decision-making closer to those who will be impacted by the decision made. >> and locate be honest here. >> yeah. >> you're out to ban the shows at the cow palace. you're saying rather than the the state doing it, we want to give the locals to the -- the power. my question is why? >> the bill will require the boards of supervisors of each county, even though the land is owned by the state, approve a resolutions saying we support a gun show. i can't this will you -- tell you who is going to be a record 40, 50 years from now and if there was a change of heart. >> cut to the chase. >> sure. >> and i want to know why is that -- and all appear to be law-abiding, following the gun control laws in the state of california. why do you want them back? or is this a political statement in. >> i asked t
marriage, thousands of people marched and rallied in san francisco last night. the march started at castro and market streets at about 6:30 and made its way to city hall. activists says they're optimistic that the ultimate ruling of the supreme court will go in their favor. especially now that a new poll finds that the majority of americans support same sex marriage. >> every day i get more and more optimistic. i feel that if there is a momentum across the country and it would be stupid if there ruled against the marriage. >> in support of l-g-b-t residents in many bay area cities and elsewhere, the rainbow flag is expected to be unfurled today and tomorrow at the city halls of san leandro, berkeley, oakland, hayward, alameda and san francisco. >> here's a look at what will happening at the hearing today. first, the backers of proposition 8. will get 30 minutes to argue for the ban on same- sex marriage. then the opponents of prop 8, which will be the attorneys for the couples that filed the original challenge, will get 20 - minutes to argue that the ban is unconstitutional. the final 10 m
at the bay bridge and sluggish on the upper deck into san francisco. >> the two major political parties are losing their grip on california voters. those who call themselves democrats and republicans are finding less company. new numbers from the secretary of state show that democrats now make up over 43 percent of california voters down 1 percent from 2011 with the decline bigger if republicans, just 28 percent of californians call themselves "republicans," down from 30 percent two years ago. 20 percent of california voters are registered to vote with any party preference, or they say they have no preference and that is the same number from 2011. >> speculation building inside the nfl and one player may be about did do something no player has ever done before. >> and a c.e.o. takes to twitter to make an announcement, the instant impact the announce president had on >> santa clara, san francisco, east bay, and all the bay area, this is abc7 news. >> at 6:15, happening right now we are waiting for the start of the proposition 8 hearing at the supreme court in washington, dc. here is a lo
away a free trip to san francisco and a chance to meet president obama. he will arrive next week. to win the trip entries had to be in last week. no word when the winner will be announced. >>> a new report this morning shows former george bush had the most expense esof former presidents in 2012. the government spent nearly $7.3 million on all former presidents last year and 1.3 million of that was spent on former president bush. the money conkers pension compensation and events where the presidents make appearances. it does not come from secret security. that comes from a separate budget. >>> david petraeus, making his first public speech since resigning in november over an extramarital affair. he will speak tonight at the university of southern california. he will be at an event hopperring the military. "the new york times" has a copy of his prepared speech and indicates he will will apologize for having that affair with his former biographer. >>> this morning, the nra is defending its decision to make robo calls to families in newtown, connecticut. >> your state senator will pl
samples and beer. >>> 7:24. you may have to wait a little longer for san francisco muni buses on some lines this week. that's because muni is cutting back on some of its routes because this is spring break. so not many students are riding the buses at the usual time. in the 19th -- the 19th avenue line will not run at all because that one is used almost exclusively for school trips. regular service resumes next monday, when the kids are back in school. >> that's right. >>> let's get everybody moving. sal, you have special reasons to keep an eye on the golden gate bridge? >> that's right. we're trying to remind people tomorrow is the first day they won't have toll takers. but the toll plaza will still be there. that may confuse people. let's take a look at the golden gate bridge. don't stop, starting tomorrow. don't stop. keep driving on through. they will find you. they will send you a bill. as long as you can read -- trust me. they will send you a bill. they don't want you to stop. they want the message out that that beautifully toll plaza ornate
program. >> a cyclist accused of hitting a pedestrian in san francisco will face trial. the cyclist broke down in tears today as his attorney told the court he's a good man. the prosecutors say he ran multiple red lights and stop signs on his bicycle before running in a 71-year-old man and killing him. he will be arraigned on march 21st on charges of feen vehicular man slaughter. >> a reward doubled for any information leading to the arrests of the person who poisoned a richmond police dog. it happened last week. police say the officer's home was broken into and burglars poisoned his two dogs. the officer's dog and the police dog that he works with. the police dog is recovering, but the officer's personal dog is dead. an east bay pet supply food chain, pet food express added $10,000 to the reward money already offered by the richmond police department. >> in just 20 days, the morning commute on the golden gate bridge will look different. toll collectors will no longer take your money. the bridge will be completely electronic. that means no more stopping on the bridge and new forms of paym
will pick up later. it has some rain in it. but not until tuesday afternoon. san francisco which was 63 yesterday. we'll go 62 for a high. starting off mostly sunny. we'll see mostly cloudy skies by this afternoon and then cloudy by this evening. temperatures with more of a westerly breeze. 40s on the temperatures. one upper 30. that's santa rosa. antioch, 44, livermore, san jose, redwood city, san rafael. san rafael seems to be stuck at 44. there's your break in the clouds right now. but they will continue to roll in later this afternoon leading to rain by tuesday afternoon. highs today, 60s into -- some low 70s. tomorrow that system comes in. it looks like that rain will carry us into wednesday. and 60s and 70s. no system behind this one. it's one system and out of here. clearing takes place on thursday and right now temperatures look like they will rebound as they head into the upcoming weekend. >>> 7:26. tomorrow, the new pope will be officially inaugurated. we'll bring you a live report from rome and have all of the new details about that ce
justification. why a san francisco neighborhood is worried about losing its character. >> complete bay area news coverage. this is ktvu channel 2 news at 6:00. >> good evening, everyone. i'm frank somerville. >> and i'm gasia mikaelian. a man mistakenly branded by one of their most wanted criminals is now suing the city for the suffering he says he had to endure because of that mistaken identification. ktvu's patty lee is live in oakland. a dui from five years ago. >> that's right, the oakland police department is in the hot seat for misidentifying a web designer as a gang member. that unwanted man has filed that lawsuit and suing the city and the chief of police for liable and damages. when oakland police misidentified him as one of the city's most wanted criminals last february, it nearly ruined his life. >> i don't know what people think about me. i don't want to be the criminal. >> the 37-year-old says he had to move three times since his photograph was publicly released and he can't find work. problems his lawyer, john burres blames on the police. >> he had moved, he had to deal
that continue to stream from the north bay to the south bay. kahn see near san francisco a little bit of cloudiness there and all the way up toward santa rosa and cloverdale. live doppler 7hd picking up no moisture. there is no rain expected for at least 24 to 36 hours. we could see a few changes into the latter part of the workweek. san francisco 49 and half moon bay is is 45 degrees. our chance for some showers this week are dwindling right now. we will look at the for >> thankming up. >> thank you so much. >> family and friends in santa rosa said goodbye to a 14-year-old boy killed in a tragic racing accident. 1200 people packed the santa rosa bible search for the memorial service for marcus johnson. the crowd over flowed to other areas of the church. gina johnson had the strength to say boy who to her boy who was taken from her in an instant. >> forever we will feel the warmth of your smile, marcus, your heart felt embrace, the magic in your eyes and the gentleness of your soul. >> marcus was killed when he was hit by a sprint car driven by his cousin, chase, march 16th at the rac
to an overnight shooting that left a man from san francisco dead. police say the victim was driving an aston martin in the old town neighborhood at 3:00 this morning when someone in another car shot at him. the victim drove a few more block where's he apparently got out of the car and collapsed. that's a dpu few blocks from the oakland police headquarters. >>> people in the coastal town of santa cruz are paying tribute to the officers killed in the line of duty last week. people signed up for an 18-mile memorial bike ride. in a community still reeling from the killings it's one of the many local tributes to honor baker and butler. >> everybody came together for, you know, for one reason and it's to honor those who serve and those who have been lost, you know, while serving. >> one of the things that as a community we need to do is show our appreciation and this is a great way to bring people together. in order to do that -- >> a giant card in honor of the fallen officers was on display at the starting point. >>> new details on the victims of a horrific car crash in daly city. three people ar
the landfill by the ton. not for long. the new purpose for old shingles. >> dodgers caps in san francisco city hall? obviously something is very wrong here. and we're not talking about the selection of music. >> mother nature's selection of seasons a little bit off. we're not even in spring yet and we had a summer-like feel with mid-50s and clouds for most of the day at the beach but you go inland, i'll tell you what you had temperatures 20, 25 degrees warmer. beautiful shot of the city. there's a look at san jose. find out when you may hit 80 in san jose. that's coming up. dodgers caps i >>> members of the san francisco symphony took to city hall in dodgers caps in protest today. musicians are on the verge of striking next week because of a possible pay freeze. the dodgers hats represent higher wages made by musicians in the l.a. philharmonic orchestra. a strike would cancel the east coast tour. >>> you would have to work more hours than there are in a day in you are making minimum wage to afford rent. don ford reports. >> reporter: the government d
at the east shore freeway heading out to the mcarthur maze and it is so are so far coming into san francisco. northbound 280 getting up to highway 17 and that traffic is moving along nicely. let's go to steve. >> that is a little model that you have in the newsroom. >>> a few little hit and miss showers, we could have a few spring kills out towards livermore and there is a will pit hanging on and that's also near the radar sites. 30s and 40s and 50s and we are all over the map, west at fso pre-tonight and in -- apparently one little system goes through and stronger low is dropping in for our weekend weather but i still have three or four days before i have to grassp that for cat. a few showers. temperatures setting right in. partly cloudy thursday and warmer with a wind which creeps in here and it doesn't look like we will get some rain on sunday. >>> developing news in italy surround the column student amanda knox and the reason her battle in connection with the death of her roommate is not over just yet. >>> good morning it looks good as you head to the willow pass grade, we will tell abou
to the mcarthur maze and it is so are so far coming into san francisco. northbound 280 getting up to highway 17 and that traffic is moving along nicely. let's go to steve. >> that is a little model that you have in the newsroom. >>> a few little hit and miss showers, we could have a few spring kills out towards livermore and there is a will pit hanging on and that's also near the radar sites. 30s and 40s and 50s and we are all over the map, west at fso pre-tonight and in -- apparently one little system goes through and stronger low is dropping in for our weekend weather but i still have three or four days before i have to grassp that for cat. a few showers. temperatures setting right in. partly cloudy thursday and warmer with a wind which creeps in here and it doesn't look like we will get some rain on sunday. >>> developing news in italy surround the column student amanda knox and the reason her battle in connection with the death of her roommate is not over just yet. >>> good morning it looks good as you head to the willow pass grade, we will
as it develops. >>> in other headlines, the passenger in a car was shot this afternoon in san francisco's financial district. it happened in front of an apartment building at 38 bryant street which is just off the embarcadero. the driver took off looking for help. eventually winding up on market. well, from there, the wounded man was taken to san francisco general hospital. no word on his condition tonight. >>> a high-speed chase on highway 101 ends with the arrest of three burglary suspects. the men were spotted in san mateo and chased south into sar carlos and belmont. it ended on rinconada circle where there was a crash. no shots were fired. >>> a brief break from the wet weather just coming to an end. chief meteorologist paul deanno shows us where the rain is starting to fall already. >> rain is on the increase in a few spots. i'm going to show you those now because we are all going to get rainfall tonight but we are really seeing an uptick in that rain on kpix 5 high-def doppler radar. check out the south bay, los gatos, san jose, cupertino,
. this is a look at san francisco and walnut creek. as you can see some light drizzle and wet roads. but no heavy rainfall. now we take you live to. fremont. kron 4's jeff bush continues our storm coverage. jeff? >> reporter: pam, i can tell you that it is very cold and very wet in fremont. the rain has been coming down all night long. this is a video from what we filmed earlier. it is a fine rain. but what there is is a lot of it i drove here from san jose through fremont and it was less than perfect. many white knuckle moments and speaking of san jose they have had problems. people that were waiting for a basketball game the san jose spartans were getting ready to play against the university of texas road runners. 15 minutes before the game officials called it off because of the roof leaking. right on the floor and it was going to be too dangerous. they had to cancel. and this game will not be replayed because neither team it will not impact the outcome of the playoffs. and as i mentioned, it is cold and wet. jeff bush, kron 4. >> pam: i'm here with jacqueline as she tracks the storm hitting ot
in favor of same-sex marriage. in san francisco, dan kerman, kron 4 news. >> catherine: they're hoping for seats lining up outside. and on wednesday, the defensive marriage act but notice freezing temperatures have not discouraged these people. they've been camped out for days.and they're not about to budge. there aren't that many seats available. one of the people who will almost definitely get a seat. the san francisco cousin of chief justice john roberts. jean podrasky is a lesbian - and plans to attend the hearings with her partner. she actively campaigned against prop 8 as it made its way through the courts in california. she says she's confident that roberts will rule in favor of same-sex marriage. karl rove - the republican strategist - has some thoughts on the issue. he says he 'can' imagine a republican candidate in the next presidential campaign -- supporting same sex marriage. rove is the former adviser to president george w. busy. he is apparently acknowledging that opposition to same sex marriage is ebbing -- even in some conservative circles. >> pam: and although support
lamar tab. >>> time is 7:06. san francisco got the party started early. today is is st. patrick's day. they held the 16 # annual st. patrick's day parade up and down market street. irish step danceers, and dignitary and firefighters were in the procession as well. >> this was the grand marshal. san francisco's mayor served as grand marshal in cork, ireland. cork is a city city to san francisco. the friendship comes from creative and assault central synergies. >> here is a sign of the festivities. the chicago river dyed green. this man is dressed as leprechaun and helped entertain the crowd. this is the 51st year for the tradition. >>> here at home. dublin's little celebration continues. the shamrock five k, fun run and walk. and the map along the busiest streets. the run starts and end at the dublin civic center and the st. patrick's day festival starts at 5:00. >> if you are heading out to dublin, we will turn to rosemary and see how we are looking today. >> nice day today. chill in the air. knots much low cloud deck and not as much fog. i am not seeing dense patchy fog. the sun is o
afternoon. san francisco which was 63 yesterday. we'll go 62 for a high. starting off mostly sunny. we'll see mostly cloudy skies by this afternoon and then cloudy by this evening. temperatures with more of a westerly breeze. 40s on the temperatures. one upper 30. that's santa rosa. antioch, 44, livermore, san jose, redwood city, san rafael. san rafael seems to be stuck at 44. there's your break in the clouds right now. but they will continue to roll in later this afternoon leading to rain by tuesday afternoon. highs today, 60s into -- some low 70s. tomorrow that system comes in. it looks like that rain will carry us into wednesday. and 60s and 70s. no system behind this one. it's one system and out of here. clearing takes place on thursday and right now temperatures look like they will rebound as they head into the upcoming weekend. >>> 7:26. tomorrow, the new pope will be officially inaugurated. we'll bring you a live report from rome and have all of the new details about that ceremony. >>> and we're live here in san francisco where unhappy bay area postal workers plan on protesting
. >> thousands of people marched and rallied in san francisco. the are started at castro and market streets about 630 last night at its way to city hall. activists say they're optimistic that the elderly of the supreme court will go in their favor. assessing how that applies to the majority of americans support same-sex marriage. >> i think the supreme court will be released but the world against the merits. >> and support of algae b.c. residents and many bay area cities and elsewhere, the rebel flag is expected to be unfurled today and tomorrow at the city halls of san leandro, berkeley, oakland, hayward, alabama and san francisco. you can also get informations on our 247 news channel comcast 193 as well as facebook and twitter. a final ruling from the court is not expected until june. italy's highest criminal court has overturned the acquittal of the man that knock amanda knox has ordered a new trial. an appeals court in florence when all we hear the case against knox and her italian boyfriend for the murder of 21 year-old meredith kercher. her body was on an november 2007 in her bedroom house
. we'll look at some of the current readings for the 10:00 hour. downtown san francisco 51 degrees. and hayward currently checking in, 50. we're tacking about the time change and look at this. with the sunrise tomorrow with the spring forward tomorrow, sunrise is at 7:28 and sunset, lots of light out there for the evening hour, 7:13. we will have lots of clear sky for cower sunday. first thing tomorrow morning, temperatures will be in the 30s to the 40s. santa rosa, 35. downtown san francisco 45 degrees and san josi right about 40. this was the area of low pressure that produced the rain showers we had back on thursday. that is well out -- that is moving way out of picture. a day weather pattern developing offshore as high pressure continues to strengthen and push the stormtrack to our north. we started to warm up today and warming trend continues sunday into monday. primarily away from the coastline. we're still going to have patchy fog near parts immediate coast, but key headline a dry week ahead with no rain clouds showing up on the five-day forecast. for tomorrow morning. we co
mass here was held at st. mary's cathedral in san francisco to pray for those choosing a new pope. ♪ >> this is a very active and exciting time for catholics, just a few days ago they were praying for the outgoing pope benedict xvi. this morning, the archbishop prayed for vatican city and the election of a new pope. >> i think that's the excitement about this, there's really no headliner. there's nobody that's favored going into this conclave as there was the last time around. so anything could happen. >> reporter: this was not the only special mass this morning. the officer of bishop called for all -- the archbishop called for all special masses today. some say they want change and others say they want the leader to remain tra dish nal. >> i would love any pope that comes to carry on the tradition of the church and adapt it in the way that's best for the modern world. >> it's really important. again, we need a leader. we need somebody, someone to look up to. >> as we reported a few minutes ago, the cardinals have cast their first ballots and informed the public with black smoke
. supporters of same sex marriage gathering in san francisco as the supreme court hears a legal challenge to california's proposition eight. >> "same-sex couples are considered second rate, different, unequal, and not okay" >> pam: kron four has the arguments. the reaction from the court and analysis of how well teach side made its case. our team coverage starts now with kron 4's dan kerman. dan. >> reporter: as expected the court seemed divided on the issue. liberal members of the court appearing to not buy the argument that marriage is about procreation and as such should not be afforded to same sex couples. the court released audio of the hearing. and here is an exchange on the procreation topic between the justices and prop 8 attorney charles cooper. >> there are lots of people that get married that cannot have her children. to have a state that allows ado what is te justification? >> the concern is that they are defining marriage as a gender. will separate its abiding connection to its historic appropriation and it will refocus the definition of marriage away from the raising of chil
.we spoke with john lewis and stuart gaffney, a couple from san francisco that married back in 2008 while it was briefly legal in california. they traveled to washington, d-c for the hearings. they have been outspoken advocates of marriage equality for years. and while they hope the supreme court will legalize same-sex marriage across the country, they say even a narrow ruling that allows marriages to take place here in california will be a huge victory. >> this case is ultimately about love, commitment which would be our freedom to marrying. >> what we believe strongly if this was a narrow ruling in our jurisdiction. then only if the historic marriage equality for california that would be a huge victory for california to attend a state in the union for the freedom to marry. the most populous state and our nation. one thought would be a tipping point. even a california specific ruling would be enormous. >> pam: kron will air the full audio recording from today's u.s. supreme court hearing on kron 4's 24-7 bay area news channel. it will be on a continuous loop through 4-am. you can a
of san francisco city hall this is where it all started. nine years ago when officials challenged the status quo by issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. the debate unleashed by that act of civil disobedience has found its way to the highest court of the land. david stevenson was inside the courtroom in washington, d.c. today as supreme court justices heard arguments and asked questions about the constitutionality of c alifornia's ban on same-sex marriage. >> reporter: as hundreds rallied on the streets of washington, d.c., u.s. supreme court justices asked tough questions on the constitutionality of california's prop-8 same-sex marriage ban. marriage traditionally has served as a vehicle for procreation. >> suppose the state said, because we think that the focus of marriage really should be on procreation, we're not going to give marriage licenses anymore to any couple where both people are over the age of 55. would that be constitutional? >> no your honor it would not be constitutional. >> reporter: theodore olson the attorney for same-sex marriage advocates clashed wit
-old boy killed on a racetrack near sacramento last weekend. >>> plus, a first for san francisco police. they say they have never caught this many people vandalizing property like this before. >>> and we'll hear from the winners of today's oakland marathon. why the men's division champ waved off congratulations. >>> and we had nice weather for that to wrap up the weekend. and as you head back to work or school tomorrow morning, you'll find low clouds, a little bit of mist out there as the marine layer sweeps back. in we do, though have, bigger changes in the seven-day forecast, which will toss some spring showers our way. we'll show you when we come right back. >>> more incidents and more airlines getting fined. >> there is no resolution. >> the loophole that allows airlines to underreport missing pets. the investigative unit monday at 11:00 on nbc bay area news. >>> a new tribute unveiled today for the victims of the deadly san bruno pipeline explosion. the dedication took place at the bethany presbyterian church right after palm sunday services. community members painted the mural dep
'm ken wayne. frank somerville is off tonight. live picture tonight of san francisco city hall this is wherit all started. nine years ago when officials challenged the status quo by issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. the debate unleashed by that act of civil disobedience has found its way to the highest court of the land. david stevenson was inside the courtroom in washington, d.c. today as supreme court justices heard arguments and asked questions about the constitutionality of c alifornia's ban on same-sex marriage. >> reporter: as hundreds rallied on the streets of washington, d.c., u.s. supreme court justices asked tough questions on the constitutionality of california's prop-8 same-sex marriage ban. marriage traditionally has served as a vehicle for procreation. >> suppose the state said, because we think that the focus of marriage really should be on procreation, we're not going to give marriage licenses anymore to any couple where both people are over the age of 55. would that be constitutional? >> no your honor it would not be constitutional. >> reporter: th
other musicians carried picket signs demanding a fair contract. while san francisco has the third highest paid symphony in the country, musicians say this is also the most expensive place to live. and they need more to be competitive. >> we are not asking for the world just a few crumbs here and there and things are not moving forward. we are very supportive but said it these priorities have been made clear. but these priorities are not on the list >> catherine: so far-- the strike has caused the cancellation of a handful of san francisco shows, and a tour this week to carnegie hall in new york. >> still ahead on kron 4-- big changes are proposed in yosemite valley. the popular tourist activities on the chopping block. and news for giants fans. a- t-and-t park is considered among the best in the nation. we'll tell you where it ranked. >> reporter: local entrepreneur has created the smallest personal watercraft. it is kind of the chafjet ski and water board ski ". in my tech report." we're here! we're going to the park! [ gina ] oh hey, dan! i really like your new jetta! and you wa
-- >> reporter: california lieutenant governor gavin newsom was mayor of san francisco when he opened the flood gates in the same-sex marriage debate when he first allowed same-sex couples to marry in san francisco nine years ago. today he is in washington, d.c., watching over the supreme court proceedings that could set a national precedent on the topic. >> i can imagine a day not too far in the distant future as early as late june where people will be able to once again get married regardless of their sexual orientation in california. >> reporter: today the rainbow flag was raised in oakland and several other cities in the bay area, as a sign of solidarity with those who want proposition 8 overturned. it appears there's no shortage of support for same-sex couples here in the bay area. >> doesn't hurt anybody. it does the opposite of hurting people. >> i think people have the right to love who they love. >> reporter: protectmarriage.com is one of the groups who pushed voters to approve proposition 8 in 2008 banning gay marriage, after some 4,000 same-sex couples flooded san francisco's city ha
. look at san francisco and oakland. this is mainly a south bay and santa cruz rain event. notice the areas of yellow and orange still from officially areas down toward san jose and down toward the southwest. all of these locations picking up about a third of an inch of rain. livermore seeing some snow. it's pretty interesting about this moisture. it's going east to west. if you're going to travel to los angeles tomorrow, that might get shut down. so for the bay area, hour by hour, we'll see widespread moderate rain transitioning to some skaterred showers. i still think areas around san jose and river more may see a few showers earlier in the rain. things are clearing out and warming up big time for the weekend. >> it was an emotional good-bye today for those two fae fallen police officers. >> it was a powerful day filled with tears, a little laughter and respect. we were reminded of the the thin, blue line that sprats criminals from police officers. and that a little positive impact can go a long way. >> the flag-draped coffins were placed by two police cars. governor brown and c
year annual, vent. the san francisco international asian american film festival will raise the curtain this year with a new name. camp fest. for more on this year's program and a look at what is started march 49th, welcome the managing director, christine quan. welcome. >> thank you for having me. >> why is there change? >> it's so much easier to say, first of all. [ laughter ] >> and i kind of, i'm glad. i am sure other people are glad, too and that is quicker. >> yes. >> and he is the organization -- for american media. >> right. >> and i think what we're saying is that that is not just a film festival but an expression of what asian americans are doing creatively. >> huh,. >> and this is a year that we're focusing on film music and food and that is more reflective of how people are creating work right now. >> uh. >> and in yo -- you're 31 now. >> right. >> and i assume after a banner year of 30, you have to say okay, what are we going to do nowfo tofreshen it up so it's not starting the next 30 years. >> and technology is changing. and artists are changing, and they're working in ne
. by this afternoon, sunny skies, mid-70s in the valleys, 60s into san francisco and the coastline, even warmer tomorrow. then we cool down a little bit staying dry the next five to seven days. >> announcer: this national weather report sponsored by aa al possibilities. >>> this national weather report sponsored by aarp. >>> this morning we investigate jamaican scammers who stop at nothing to steal from elderly americans. you'll see what our hidden cameras revealed and what happened when our jeff glor confronts an alleged con artist. >>> what exactly happens at a conclave? we'll take you inside the vote. all of the world is watching on "cbs thi morning." >> announcer: this portion of "cbs this morning" sponsored by usaa. to current and former military members and their families. life brings obstacles. usaa brings retirement advice. ♪music playing♪ maybe today you'll run some errands maybe another headache will get in the way. if you have migraines with 15 or more headache days a month, you're living a maybe life. and you may have chronic migraine. go to mychronicmigrai
shot to death near capitol avenue and murtha drive about 3 hours ago. >>> in san francisco, the death of a homeless man at the montgomery bart station now under investigation. the man had apparently been sleeping on top of an elevator and was crushed in the elevator shaft. >> and this is the day minimum wage goes up in san jose. it was 8 bucks an hour. it's now $10 an hour and was approved by about 60% of san jose voters back in november. >>> traffic and weather and weather, think you'll like the weather on this monday, all coming up right after the break. >>> good morning. we still have very big backups this morning trying to get out of half moon bay. it's because of about a five- mile section of highway 92 both directions remaining shut down for a major injury crash. so it's closed between main and highway 35. to get out of half moon bay, you'll have to head south and use highway 84 or head north towards pacifica and sharp park road. that's traffic. here's lawrence. >> lots of sunshine around the bay area to start out the day. we have
680 at the parkway has been cleared but slow traffic remains and to san francisco, south city we have an accident southbound 280. eric? >> when we come back our meteorologist has th >> good morning, san francisco partly cloudy and 50 60's low 40's in the north bay in santa rosa and 50 in hair. this afternoon, it will be partly cloudy and temperatures are cool with the sea breeze in the city and upper 50's and mid-60's for san jose, 64 in vallejo with 67 in morgan hill but partly cloudy tomorrow and a chance of showers our way on thursday and then, again, for thursday and then, again, for the holiday weekend. [ woman ] don't forget the yard work! okay. [ male announcer ] with citibank's popmoney, dan can easily send money by email right from his citibank account. nice job ben. [ male announcer ] next up, the gutters. citibank popmoney. easier banking. standard at citibank. makes it easy for anne to manage her finances when she's on the go. even when she's not going anywhere. citibank for ipad. easier banking. standard at citibank. >>> if you are just joining us this tuesday morning, we
breaking news. >> in san francisco firefighters have been battling a massive four alarm blaze. our news reporter is live there at 3rd street. what is the status now? the problem is in san francisco, all buildings are right next to each other and all made of wood, this spread quickly. take a look how huge it was. it started in a home but wrapped around the corner to third street. in all, firefighters tell us they had three buildings with heavy damage with one building had fire damage. 20 people are displaced and the red cross is now helping them but everyone did get out all right. all of the people, the residents, are all right but they say it was very squarey when they woke up and saw the fire. without, its was so big it was like going a bell ran over to my windows. near fighters got a call that a building was on fire but it spread quickly and started and wrapped around to 3rd freed. we have two injuries with firefighters but they are minor. one firefighter fell off the ladder and he suffered bumps and bruises. he is okay. they do not know if it was suspicious or an accident but it is t
their apartment. it took crews a few hours to control these flames in san francisco's bay view district. two firefighters did get hurt. one fell off a ladder. the other suffered minor smoke inhalation. both are expected to be okay. >>> a slight chance of rain in the forecast. meteorologist christina loren, i can see the clouds behind you. >> they are thickening up. marla, good morning to you. live look here. of course, the bay bridge. sliver of sunshine here. we will notice the clouds increasing, getting darker throughout the day. nonetheless, highs are really comfortable. 67 in livermore. 66 in san jose. 65 in gilroy, taking you through the next few hours, we'll stay nice and dry until this evening. stopped the clock on your future cast, between 2:00 and 6:00. showers mostly developing in the north bay. thursday we have a better chance. friday a bit of a break. that will warm us up to 75 degrees. saturday and sunday, our chances really ramp up. sunday, yes, for easter, we'll see a little bit of rain at the very least easter morning. 7:27. it's rush hour. let's see how we're doing with mike.
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